Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, the location of the injury or whether causation can be established.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Kilmacolm road accident claims

Drivers and other road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Kilmacolm's roads due to someone else's negligence.

Whether you were hurt in a car collision on Kilmacolm's roads, or were involved in a motorbike accident, this road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kilmacolm

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job is, whether you a bike courier hurt on the road or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Official statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from height or a lake drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as facial scarring happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred recently.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to benzene poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Kilmacolm No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Kilmacolm injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How we can help

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Kilmacolm?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to cycling accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Kilmacolm personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Reviews can certainly be instructive when trying to decide which solicitor to work with.

Read more Quittance reviews

Do you need a local lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not particularly critical as cases are conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £31,086 for loss of hearing in one ear can range from £18,652 to £26,423.

Additional reading Compare solicitors quotes

What are the road accident statistics in Kilmacolm

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Kilmacolm are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 150 accidents (138 slight accidents, 12 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Inverclyde local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 186.

Quittance's panel of skilled no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in achieving the highest awards for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Kilmacolm.

Kilmacolm work accident statistics

The most recent 2019

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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